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The Lost Shankly Boy: George Scott's Anfield Journey

George Scott, Jeff Goulding

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From the publisher:

The Lost Shankly Boy is an enthralling tale of triumph over adversity and hope amid despair. It tells the story of George Scott, a poor boy from a fishing village in Aberdeen, who dreamed of a career in football and ended up rubbing shoulders with one of the game's managerial greats, Bill Shankly. He would assemble a team to rival the famous 'Busby Babes' - his very own 'Shankly Boys'.

With Tommy Smith and Chris Lawler already at the club, he would add Gordon Wallace, Bobby Graham and a 15-year-old George Scott - 'the lost Shankly Boy'. Scott provides a fascinating insight into modern Liverpool's formative years and Shankly's Anfield. His is an untold story of a dream crushed and of a career rebuilt in Scottish football and taken to new heights in the South African Premier League.

The Lost Shankly Boy speaks to every kid who dreams of football glory. It is a never-say-die tale of passion, commitment and hard work that will resonate with anyone who has ever tasted the pain of rejection - only to rise again and grow stronger.

The author:

Jeff Goulding is a Liverpool-born author, with more than 40 years' experience of supporting the Reds. He is the author of Red Odyssey: Liverpool FC 1892-2017 and Stanley Park Story: Life, Love and the Merseyside Derby.


Pitch Publishing
24 x 16 cm
288 pages
September 2020